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10 Frequently-Asked Questions about the Spiral Binding Method

The Spiral Coil Binding method uses a spring-like coil to join the book's cover and pages as a unit, but allows them to turn freely. Books bound with this method can lie flat for hands-free reading, making it a good choice for instruction and...

Printing a Book? Here's a Checklist of the Specifications your Printer will Need

Books, like all printing projects, are made-to-order. This is because each book project is unique and created for a particular purpose. Your printer refers to the unique characteristics of your book project as Specifications or "Specs". ...

Book Printing Lingo: What is the Spine of a Book?

The Spines of hardcover books and perfect bound books are often printed upon, because these types of books usually have spines wide enough to display printed information The Spine of a book refers to the outside edge of the book where the...

Book Printing: What are the Advantages of Spiral Binding?

Spiral Binding, also known as Coil Binding, is a common method for joining the pages and cover of a bound document. It utilizes a durable plastic or metal coil that is inserted and twisted through small holes punched along the spinal edge of...

Why Digital Printing is the Affordable Choice for Short Run Books

On Short Production Runs, Digital Printing offers a Lower Cost per Book than traditional Offset Printing As a general rule, digital printing offers a lower unit cost than offset printing for short production runs, like 200 or 300 books. This...

Book Printing Lingo: What is a "Softcover" Book?

The pages and cover of a perfect bound Softcover book are held together with a strong, flexible glue A softcover book refers to a book that has its pages bound within a pliable paper cover (like a paperback novel, corporate annual report or...

Book Printing Lingo: Understanding the "Page Count" of a Book

The Page Count of a Book is often Miscommunicated As a book printer, I receive quote requests for all types of printed books. Since an accurate quote is based upon accurate specifications, my clients and I both have important roles in the...

Printing a Book? Here's a Quick Checklist of Info your Printer will Need

When you are ready to print a book, you'll need to relay the following printing and binding information to your printer… Don't worry if you are unsure of any of these specifications, your printer can help guide you. Quantity - How...

Book Printing Lingo: Is Spiral Binding the same as Coil Binding?

Spiral Binding and Coil Binding are interchangeable terms for the exact same book binding method. This popular method joins the pages and cover of a book using a durable plastic or metal coil that is shaped like a long spring. The coil is...

Buying Basics: Printed Books for Business

Sooner or later, anyone who buys Printing for an organization will likely encounter the need to order some kind of book, whether it is a catalog, manual, directory, etc. Because these are multi-page documents, books are naturally more involved...

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